James was at a crossroads in his life. . . . . As a person in his mid-20’s he had tried college twice and was unsuccessful both times. As a survivor of a pediatric brain tumor he was living at home and working at a job that gave him no satisfaction. He wanted to give college another try and live on his own in a city, but knew he needed help with the process of finding the right college that would meet his needs academically and socially.
Childhood cancer survivor Liam Wheeler was homebound because the chemotherapy for leukemia made his immune system vulnerable. Although his fifth grade teacher tutored him regularly, he still missed key learning opportunities, including class lessons, valuable teacher feedback, and social interaction with peers.
Rowan was bummed. Her leukemia had returned and now she needed a bone marrow transplant. If that wasn’t difficult enough, she was going to be on isolation in the hospital for at least 90 days! That’s a lot of down time to spend cooped up in one 12’ by 12’ room with only family and medical staff coming to visit.